Salaries for Live Event Crew Jobs in 2021

LASSO’s annual Crew Pay Rate Report is now out for 2020-2021. You can hop directly to the report to see all the details, or read on for a preview of what to expect from this year’s national results.    Every event is only as good as the people who make it possible. We live and breathe this at LASSO,…

Three things every event company must understand about employee misclassification

If you’re in the event industry, you’ve most likely heard about employee misclassification and the very serious ramifications that can occur if your temporary crew is improperly classified. So, the question is – should you classify your crew as independent contractors under form 1099 or as part-time W-2 employees? In recent years, several branches of…

How do event production companies employ labor agencies?

We all know that in order to produce a flawless event, an array of moving parts must come together. However, while everyone is doing their part in creating unique event experiences, we can sometimes forget about the critical role that our labor agencies and vendors play in our overall success. In order to spotlight the…

How do event production companies charge their clients for labor?

How do event production companies charge their clients for labor? Determining this is a hot topic to say the least. This question led to one of our highest respondent surveys yet! Today we’d like to shed some light on the numerous ways companies in this space are charging for their event labor. LASSO recently sent…

3 Compliance “Misses” When Labor Management is a Manual Process

CONTINGENT WORKFORCE REQUIREMENTS: HOW CONFIDENT ARE YOU? LASSO’s recent compliance survey results highlighted that 58% of respondents are very confident their business is completely compliant with all contingent workforce requirements. Of this group, 64% manually track hours and days worked for projects and gigs. While these results have us scratching our heads (daily conversations we…

How Important is Flexibility to Your Freelancers?

According to a new study conducted by the Freelancers Union and reported on by CQ Researcher, flexibility is important to most freelancers, especially when it comes to finding and accepting gigs. This study also found that the ability to choose work locations and pursue passions also top the list of motivators for today’s freelancers, which…